Question: What was the radiocarbon date of the Quran?

A Quran manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods. Radiocarbon analysis has dated the parchment on which the text is written to the period between AD 568 and 645 with 95.4% accuracy.

What year was the Quran written?

Radiocarbon analysis in 2015 dated the parchment on which the text is written to the late 6th or early 7th century ce.

How old is the oldest Quran?

However, in 2015, experts from the University of Birmingham discovered the Birmingham Quran manuscript, which is possibly the oldest manuscript of the Quran in the world. Radiocarbon analysis to determine the age of the manuscript revealed that this manuscript could be traced back to between 6th or 7th century.

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